Men arrested after spate of thefts from vehicles in Stevenage

There has been a spate of thefts from vehicles.

There has been a spate of thefts from vehicles. - Credit: Archant

Expensive sports equipment and a SatNav have been returned to their rightful owners after officers arrested two men on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles in Stevenage.

A 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both from Stevenage, were arrested on Friday and searches by officers subsequently led to tennis rackets being recovered, which had been stolen from a vehicle overnight in Cleveland Way on Saturday, April 16.

Officers also recovered a SatNav – which had been stolen from a car in Stanley Road on the same night. All the items have now been returned to their owners.

The arrests, which came about after a woman alerted police when she saw two men tampering with her car in Cleveland Way at around 1am last Wednesday, follow a spate of thefts from vehicles in the area.

Det Con Graeme Anness said: “These arrests demonstrate how residents play a key part in being our eyes and ears on the street. Our officers acted quickly after a report of an attempted theft from a vehicle, which led to two men being arrested and the recovery of stolen goods, which the owners were grateful to get back.”

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If you see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles, please report it to police by calling 101. If you suspect a crime is in progress always dial 999.

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